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Christian Eyenga selected the top Congolese playing abroad in last week's games - May 14, 2019


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CHRISTIAN EYENGA
We bring you last week's top performances from Congolese who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.


Christian Eyenga
Christian Eyenga
   #1. This week's number one is an international small forward Christian Eyenga (201-89, currently plays in Spain). Eyenga could not help Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (11-20) in their last game on Thursday. Despite his good performance Baloncesto Fuenlabrada was defeated in an overtime 89-84 on the road by the much higher-ranked Unicaja Malaga (#5). Eyenga was the top scorer with 14 points. He also added 4 rebounds. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Eyenga has relatively good stats this season: 10.8ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 51.5%, 3FGP: 31.3% and FT: 70.9%. He is currently a member of the DR Congolese senior national team.

Ruphin Kayembe
Ruphin Kayembe
   #2. Second place goes to an international power forward Ruphin Kayembe (201-92, currently plays in France). He led ALM Evreux to a victory against the closely-ranked Aix-Maurienne (9-23) 93-84 in the French ProB (second division) in Sunday night's game. Kayembe scored 11 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. ALM Evreux Basket (13-19) is placed 13th in the ProB. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. This season Kayembe has relatively solid stats: 11.1ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.2apg, 2FGP: 60.5%(78-129), 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 61.3%. He has a dual citizenship: DR Congolese and Belgian. Kayembe is in the roster of the DR Congolese senior national team.

Omari Gudul
Omari Gudul
   #3. The DR Congolese player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Omari Gudul (206-94, agency: Octagon Europe, college: Angelo St., currently plays in France). He was the major contributor in an ADA Blois' victory against the closely-ranked Poitiers (16-16) 72-63 in the French ProB (second division) in Tuesday night's game. Gudul recorded 13 points in 26 minutes. ADA Blois Basket 41 (16-15) is placed eighth in the ProB. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. Gudul has reliable stats this year: 11.4ppg, 5.8rpg, 2FGP: 54.8%, 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 66.7% in 31 games he played so far. He is also a member of the DR Congolese senior national team.

Carl Ona-Embo
Carl Ona-Embo
   #4. Point guard Carl Ona-Embo (185-89, currently plays in France) was not able to help Caen in their game against SPO Rouen (23-9) in the French ProB (second division). Despite his very good performance on Sunday night He was the top scorer with 22 points. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. Ona-Embo has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 16.5ppg, 2.8rpg and 3.7apg. Ona-Embo is another player who holds two passports: DR Congolese and French. Worth to mention Ona-Embo played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball. Despite he played previously for the French U20 national team, Ona-Embo is currently in the DR Congolese national team roster.

Gullit Mukendi
Gullit Mukendi
   #5. International center Gullit Mukendi (203-96, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for Azuqueca (13-21) in their game against Zornotza (16-18) in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division). He recorded only 4 points in 5 minutes on the court. The tenth-placed Azuqueca (13-21) lost 62-70 in Amorebieta-Echano to the higher-ranked (#6) Zornotza in the East group. It was Azuqueca's sixth consecutive loss in a row. The Regular Season already ended. It's Mukendi's first season with the team. This year Mukendi's overall stats are: 4.4ppg and 2.2rpg in 33 games. He plays currently for the DR Congolese national team.

Shekinah Munanga
Shekinah Munanga
   #6. Swingman Shekinah Munanga (201-97, currently plays in France) managed to help Etoile Angers Basket to win against the eighth-ranked Feurs EF (6-12) crushing them 95-71 in the French NM1 (third division) in Sunday night's game. Munanga recorded only 3 points. Etoile Angers Basket (14-4) is placed first in Places 11-20 group. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Second Stage. Munanga's total stats this season are: 5.8ppg and 4.0rpg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior DR Congolese National Team roster.


The list of other players, who all have DR Congolese passport but never been selected to any of DR Congolese national teams:

   #1. Experienced Charles Kahudi (199-SF-86, currently plays in France) contributed to an ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket's victory against the 15th-ranked Cholet Basket (11-22) 87-78 in the French Jeep ELITE ProA in Tuesday night's game. He scored 9 points in only 13 minutes. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (25-7) is placed first in the Jeep ELITE ProA. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Kahudi's fourth season with the team. This year Kahudi averages: 8.9ppg and 3.8rpg in 27 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: DR Congolese and French.

   #2. Guy Muya (193-PG-83, currently plays in Belgium) was the major contributor in a Basic-Fit Brussels' victory against one of league's weakest teams Leuven Bears (10-24) 83-65 in the Belgian Euromillions League on Sunday night. Muya recorded 12 points and added 4 passes in 26 minutes. Basic-Fit Brussels (21-13) is placed fourth in the Euromillions League. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. It's Muya's fourth season with the team. This year he averages: 5.0ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.6apg in 33 games. Muya is another player who holds two passports: DR Congolese and Belgian.

   #3. Junior Etou (203-F-94, college: Tulsa, currently plays in Spain). He could not help Movil Estudiantes (10-21) to beat Valencia Basket (21-10). Etou scored 6 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in only 13 minutes. Movil Estudiantes lost 82-90 on the road to the much higher-ranked (#4) Valencia Basket. It was Movil Estudiantes' fifth consecutive loss in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. This year Etou averages: 2.7ppg and 3.1rpg in seven games.

   #4. Cedric Kuakumensah (204-F-93, college: Brown, currently plays in France) was not able to help Souffelweyersheim in their game against Rueil (8-10) in the French NM1 (third division). He recorded 8 points and added 4 passes. The first-placed Souffelweyersheim (14-3) was defeated 83-74 on the opponent's court by the lower-ranked Rueil (#7) in the Places 1-10 group. It was Souffelweyersheim's first loss after five consecutive victories. The Second Stage already ended. It's Kuakumensah's first season with the team. This year Kuakumensah averages: 9.3ppg, 6.9rpg, 2.2apg and 1.1bpg. He is a naturalized American. Strangely Kuakumensah has never played in DR Congo.

   #5. Wen Boss Mukubu (198-F-83, college: UAB, currently plays in Belgium) was not able to secure a victory for Limburg United (14-20) in their game against Antwerp Giants (26-6) in the Belgian Euromillions League. Mukubu scored 6 points and added 3 assists. Limburg United was defeated 95-83 in Antwerp by the second-ranked Giants. It was Limburg United's third consecutive loss in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. Mukubu's overall stats this season are: 6.2ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.5apg. He has both DR Congolese and Belgian nationalities.

   #6. Yannick Bokolo (191-SG-85, currently plays in France) couldn't help Pau-Lacq-Orthez in their game against Le Mans in the French Jeep ELITE ProA. Bokolo cannot count Tuesday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points in 12 minutes. His team was badly defeated by 20 points 94-74. This year Bokolo averages: 2.1ppg, 1.1rpg and 1.5apg in 30 games. He also holds two passports: DR Congolese and French.

   #7. Nicola Akele (203-F-95, college: URI, currently plays in Italy) couldn't help Roseto Sharks in their game against Remer TVG in the Italian Serie A2 (second division). Akele scored 8 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. His team was defeated 81-74. Akele's stats this season are: 13.4ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.5apg and 1.2spg. He has dual citizenship: DR Congolese and Italian. Despite Akele's DR Congolese passport, he previously played for the Italian U20 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the DR Congolese team.

   #8. Djo M'Putu (196-C-98, currently plays in Switzerland) couldn't help Boncourt in their game against Fribourg in the Swiss SBL. M'Putu scored 5 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 34 minutes. His team was crushed by 23 points 90-67. This year M'Putu averages: 2.1ppg in 19 games. He holds both DR Congolese and Swiss passports.

   #9. Cedric Bonga (187-G-85, currently plays in Switzerland) is a teammate of previously mentioned Djo M'Putu. But that was another game of his team in Swiss SBL which we would like to mention. Bonga couldn't help Boncourt in their game against Fribourg. He cannot count Tuesday's game as one of the best ones. Bonga scored only 2 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 19 minutes. His team was crushed by 37 points 97-60. This year Bonga's overall stats are: 2.5ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.2spg in 13 games. He has dual citizenship: DR Congolese and Swiss.

   #10. Kami Kabangu (203-C-84, currently plays in Rwanda) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams REG in their game against Patriots in the Rwandan D1. Kabangu cannot count Friday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 3 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. His team was defeated 74-65. Kabangu has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 15.5ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.7apg. Kabangu holds both Rwandan and DR Congolese passports.

  




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